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Paris Travel Guide

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Best of Paris

3 days in Paris
3 days in Paris

Whether you've been to Paris one time or 10, you'll always find pleasurable surprises in store. As the French say, Allons-y (Let's go)!

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Paris on a budget

Paris on a budget
Paris on a budget

Paris can be pricey, but you can still have a ball here and spend few to no euros -- if you know where to go.

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Insiders' Paris

Paris off the beaten path
Paris off the beaten path

Think you know Paris? Maybe so -- but there's always more to learn and discover in this magical metropolis.

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Paris' Best Nightlife
Paris' Best Nightlife

A night on the town in Paris can now lead you anywhere, from a Mexican speakeasy to a Brazilian model den to a Shanghai-style jazz club. But you can also spend your evening in a spectacular new French wine bar or semi-secret experimental cocktail lounge.

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Getaways from Paris

Daytrips from Paris
Daytrips from Paris

You'll never run out of things to do in Paris -- but don't be afraid to leave the city's arrondisements. More adventure awaits!

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Eco-Friendly Paris
Eco-Friendly Paris

In the City of Light, Parisian classics get an earth-friendly twist. For this trip, T+L partnered with Greenopia, the leading publisher of eco-guides to United States cities (greenopia.com), applying...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The City of Light at Night
The City of Light at Night

Paris lights up in the evening, making it possibly more beautiful than during the day. Instead of visiting a few of Paris’ classic spots in the sunshine, consider the relaxing and romantic alternative...

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Marais to the Latin Quarter
Marais to the Latin Quarter

Paris, France, is "the" place to eat some fantastic food. Unfortunately, bringing the kiddos along on your trip means you may not get to indulge in an 8pm reservation at a Michelin-rated restaurant....

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Montmarte's Bohemian Haunts
Montmarte's Bohemian Haunts

Keren Ann epitomizes the multicultural modern nomad: born to a Javanese-Dutch mother and a Russian-Israeli father, the singer-songwriter settled down in Paris at age 11. These days, the artist splits...

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The Impressionists
The Impressionists

Many of the images that come to mind when one thinks of Paris were born during the Belle Epoque from the end the 19th century to the start of the WWI. The Impressionist paintings of tree-lined...

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A Walk in Paris's 2nd Arrondissement
A Walk in Paris's 2nd Arrondissement

Old World meets the Modern World in Paris' Second Arondissement of Paris. The offereings of Rue Chabanais and Rue St.-Anne include books on far-flung destinations, 16th century drawings, organic...

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Abbesses: Paris Neighborhood Walk
Abbesses: Paris Neighborhood Walk

The spirit of the area that once housed Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and Raoul Dufy hasn’t completely died. Prim old ladies, jocular bistro owners, a stray drag queen or two—everyone knows everyone in...

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Family Friendly 12th Arondissement
Family Friendly 12th Arondissement

Next time you head to Paris, think about staying outside of the main tourist district. The 12th Arrondissement is a charming neighborhood with plenty to do and see--and it's family friendly to boot....

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The Left Bank and The Latin Quarter
The Left Bank and The Latin Quarter

The Left Bank (or "La Rive Gauche") has been the center of work and play for artists of all sorts for hundreds of years. Its gardens and boulevards have been immortalized in countless novels,...

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Iconic Sites and Hidden Gems
Iconic Sites and Hidden Gems

The "hidden" gems in this guide aren't exactly hidden but they tend to get overshadowed by Paris' big-ticket attractions, and often get bypassed by first-time visitors to a city that is spoiled with...

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Jibbon beach walk in Royal National Park
Jibbon beach walk in Royal National Park

Jibbon beach walk is about 8.7 miles long and located near Cronulla, Australia. You start and end with a ferryboat trip and should allow a day for this outing.

A right royal walk. The walk is in for...

Foodie Tour: West
Foodie Tour: West

In a huge city that is renowned for spectacular food, it can be hard to know where to start, especially for those of us who cannot afford the Michelin three-star restaurants. You cannot see it all,...

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Marais Tour
Marais Tour

The Marais makes it easy to imagine what the City of Light was like during medieval and Renaissance times. The neighborhood has been slow to adjust to modernity, parts of it did not have running water...

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Affordable Paris
Affordable Paris

Bargains abound in Paris. For example, Louvre is free on the first Sunday of the month. So are the Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou, Picasso Museum, Rodin Museum, Orangerie, the medieval collections in the...

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Paris Affordable Dining Guide
Paris Affordable Dining Guide

Ditch foie gras and postprandial Armagnac: Here is your guide to real food, satisfying food, inventive food that packs savvy Parisians into intimate restaurants. Good thing for us the next generation...

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Jardin des Plantes Menagerie
Jardin des Plantes Menagerie

Paris' Parc Zoologique (the zoo most likely mentioned in your guidebook) is closed for renovations. So to enjoy a gorgeous Parisian afternoon, head over to the Jardin des Plantes along the Seine and...

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Foodie Tour: East
Foodie Tour: East

This tour shows a casual side to Paris’ food and wine scene. It starts at Rue Mouffetard, a street full of artisan food shops where you can pick up snacks or gifts for people back home. From there you...

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Paris, France with kids!
Paris, France with kids!

Interested in food? Be sure to ramble through Le Marais to the Latin Quarter where you'll find all manner of foods to tempt you.

Like pretty gardens (and a playground to die for)? Head to the Parc...

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Affordable Paris Shopping Trip
Affordable Paris Shopping Trip

The Paris Metro runs until 1 a.m. For sightseeing, consider a day pass on the Batobus boat (www.batobus.com), which stops along the Seine at 8 stops.

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The Louvre to Notre Dame
The Louvre to Notre Dame

This tour of major sites in Paris starts out at the Louvre Museum. Along the way you'll have the chance to see stunning views of the Seine, the lively Place St. Michel, as well as Paris' oldest...

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Perfect Day

4.0 of 5 stars 32 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Paris in 4 days (Marlies84, Apr 4, 2008)
4.5 of 5 stars 36 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 31 Votes

Best Of

4.5 of 5 stars 31 Votes
Paris Without a Wallet (Martine E, Nov 22, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
Paris Museums, Sculpture and Art! (TravelGipsy, Jul 14, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 12 Votes

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3 Days in Paris (BMR2723, Jun 25, 2008)
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